Welcome to All Saints Church, Witley
AUTUMN HAS ARRIVED!
It's the Season of harvest, the Birthday of our Church and fireworks as well as lots more happening at All Saints
Rediscovered 100 year-old "Newill Pall"
These are exciting times for All Saintsí Church in Witley! A hundred-year-old beautiful embroidered pall has just been discovered in the churchís vestry. This find has come to light thanks to ongoing research by art historian Dr Claire FitzGerald. The design is by Arts and Crafts embroiderer Mary Newill (1860-1947), whose brother Rev. Edward Joseph Newill was vicar of Witley from 1909 to 1927. Arts and Crafts embroidery on view at All Saintís Church, Witley, Sundays 30 October and 6 November.
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All Saints Birthday Gift Day - Sunday 6th November 2016
Jane & Ann will be outside Church all day (after the service until dark) to receive your donations. Click here for more details.
Our beautiful medieval church is a joy to all who come inside to worship or just to experience the calm atmosphere of an ancient building. As we celebrate All Saints day we remember that this is our heritage and we have a responsibility to maintain it for the present future generations. The cost of keeping the church up and running and available to all, every day, is £2,200 per WEEK.
This money is all donated, we have no other source of income. In other words, it all has to come from local people. Many people give regularly to the church and their contributions are very gratefully received and help us to budget carefully.
Gift Day is an opportunity for everyone and anyone to come along and put a donation in the box. Any amount is welcome and if it can be Gift-aided that means the government will also be donating to All Saints. There will be tea, coffee, refreshments and birthday cake to share. Jane and Ann will appreciate your visit to make this All Saints Sunday a sunny one.
For details of how we spend our money, please ask to see last year's accounts which will be available in the gazebo.
PLEASE COME AND SEE US ON 6th NOVEMBER
JOODS - a meeting for tweenagers (age 9-12) on the first Sunday of each month 2.30pm - 4pm. Next one Sunday 6th October. Come and bring a friend.
YOUTH GROUP meets also on the first Sunday of each month - next on 6th October from 4pm starting in church and often ending at the Vicarage.
YOUNG SAINTS are back! Children from 3-11 are welcome to be at Young Saints on Sunday mornings in term time. The Jubilee Hall is open from 9.30am. The children join the service for a blessing and refreshments after the service. Children of all ages are welcome at all our services and a children's corner can be found at the back of church.
LITTLE SAINTS Every Friday from 9-10.30am toys and toast, tea and coffee and lots of chat in church. Bring your pre-school children to join the fun.
NEW BEGINNINGS Our bereavement group meets on 4th Monday at 12.30 in The Star.
WOMEN'S GROUP a new venture on 2nd Mondays in The White Hart at 8.30pm. All ladies welcome.
MEN'S GROUP meets every 3rd Mondays in The White Hart from 8.30pm. All men welcome
GREEN GYM Work out by strimming and clearing the grass in the churchyard. The last one of the year is on 23rd October. Strimmers provided or bring your own garden tools. Buns and coffee mid-morning and a drink in the pub afterwards.
CAMEO Every Wednesday in church, coffee and chat from 10.15 - 11.30am. Everyone is welcome to call in during this time. As always, the church is open in daylight hours; do drop in and enjoy the cool, peaceful atmosphere. If you have anything you would like to share in prayer, put a leaf on the prayer tree and it will be prayed for regularly.
Messy Church - December 3rd
If anyone would like to speak to Jane or Ann, please ring or email and we will endeavour to meet you as soon as we can.
The All Saints Parish Office, is in the grounds of Witley Infant School, opposite the Church.
Wishing you every blessing
Jane and Ann
Jane Vlach Ann Fraser
The parish of Witley is made up of the villages of Witley, Brook, Wormley and Sandhills. The Parish Church of All Saints dates from about 1040 and is situated just off the main Petworth Road (A283) in Church Lane, opposite the White Hart public house. Witley CofE Infant School is opposite the church and has close links with it.
Apart from a regular pattern of worship on Sundays and Holy Days, the church serves the whole parish and after recent refurbishment is available every day for a variety of uses. The door is open in daylight hours for anyone who may wish to spend a quiet few moments or longer in the peace and quiet of this ancient building.
The mission of the church in Witley is to bring the love of God to all who live and work there. The church is open to all people, and here to serve the entire parish. Everyone is welcome at all services and other events and anyone is welcome to use the space in church for their own charitable or social events where appropriate. Click here for more information on using the church for your event.
If you are new to the area you are very welcome! There are a wide range of activities going on around the church that may interest you.
A team of Pastoral Assistants visit the housebound, take Communion to those who can't get to church for whatever reason, and generally help the clergy keep an eye on pastoral needs.
Jane and Ann are always available to talk to and welcome you. Enjoy the web-site!
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